It shimmers beautifully with a dark and rich colour and it almost feels ominous and ancient due to the "handwritten" label.
The aroma is strong, fruity and peaty. A little of sultanas. Once the initial sting of alcohol clears out the aroma reveals a distinct sweetness. Sugary and rich. Which is a bit contrasting because the taste is not as sweet as the aroma promises, instead yielding and aged, almost dry body. Definitely wooden and generous in complexity and with lots of depth. Definitely smooth.
It finally ends with a medium finish. Not too much going on, leaving a distinct wooden taste on the palate. Almost earthy. And begging the drinker for another sip